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Freddy's Nightmares 

Freddy, the dream serial killer, hosts this anthology of stories set in Springwood.

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Wes Craven
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1990   1989   1988  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Englund ...  Freddy Krueger 44 episodes, 1988-1990
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Storyline

The evil, sinister killer of the "Nightmare On Elm Street" movies, Freddy Krueger, hosts this show, where each week, he shows us a tale of evil and death about the lives of people who live in Springwood. Written by Jason Mechalek

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Taglines:

"Don't Let Him Catch You Sleeping!"

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street - Die Serie See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(44 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Season two, episode seventeen, "Interior Loft Later", is the only sequel episode that was filmed and aired consecutively with the episode it followed. See more »

Quotes

[Freddy has possessed Mara's body]
Mara Ruleen: Help, Harry! Harry! Harry!
[in the real world, in Mara's body, using his real voice]
Freddy Krueger: Shut up, bitch! He can't hear you.
Harry Lee: I beg your pardon?
[using Mara's voice]
Freddy Krueger: Nothing. I was talking to myself.
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This one is different than the "Friday the 13th" series.
26 July 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Of course, the fact that it is different than that series is both good and bad. This one is more of the "Tales from the Darkside" type of storytelling to it, and it actually had something to do with the movie. The Friday series had nothing to do with the movie, but had a nice running story. Freddy starred in this one, but a lot of the times he was more the host of the show rather than an actual participant. However, he did appear as the star of some of the episodes...think "Tales from the Crypt", but with the crypt keeper occasionally doing some of the dirty work himself. The stories varied in type and such as I remember one about survivors of a plane crash or something becoming cannibals and I also remember one involving Freddy and a cop, kind of a look back on how Freddy became Freddy. In the end a bit of an unnecessary show, there were already plenty of shows like this at the time that were superior in storytelling, the only thing new this one brought to the table was having the famous Freddy Krueger as a host.


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